At Carey, we offer a pathway through school to suit every learner. Our open entry policy and commitment to Student Centred Learning means that each young adult who enters our Senior School has the opportunity to make the most of their own unique talents and passions. We believe in helping our students to be the best they can be.

Our philosophy of Student Centred Learning makes each of the young men and women who enter our Senior School the focus of their own educational journey. We require our students to be active, responsible participants in their learning and to understand their own abilities, interests and learning styles. Our teachers act as guides, mentors and facilitators to assist each student in developing clear learning goals and the strategies to achieve them. They give clear and constructive feedback on how students are progressing so that they can move forward with confidence.

We offer a choice of International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) or the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) and a curriculum in all Learning Areas, whether in VCE or IB, that is rich in challenges and experiences to stimulate and engage the students. Our students have access to Vocational Education and Training (VET) subjects, and University Extension subjects. Carey is a member of the Inner Melbourne VET Cluster of schools, which allows students from schools within the Cluster to undertake VET studies as part of their VCE program.

We also promote opportunities for our students to meet and learn from like-minded students at other schools and to meet with experts in the areas they are studying. We regularly have students representing the School in local, national and international competitions such as the Science and Maths Olympiads or the Monash Viewpoint Economics Debating Competition.

All of our Senior School programs also offer a variety of ways for students to learn beyond the classroom. We run lecture series, host experts-in-residence, and stage theatre performances and workshops to extend and inspire our students. Excursions and field studies also play an important part in every area of study, helping students to deepen their understanding of the core subject material and to see the practical and ‘real-world’ applications of their studies.

For more information about Senior School curriculum please refer to Pathways at Carey.